“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;

            O Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive

            to my cry for mercy.


“If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins,

            O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness;

            therefore you are feared.


“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,

            and in His word I put my hope.

My soul waits for the Lord

            more than watchmen wait for

                        the morning,

            more than watchmen wait for

                        the morning.


“O Israel, put your hope in the Lord,

            for with the Lord is unfailing love

            and with Him is full redemption.

He himself will redeem Israel

            from all their sins.”

 Psalm 130